Dakota County is delegated by the state of Minnesota to regulate constructing and sealing water wells. The County takes on this responsibility to ensure clean, safe drinking water for residents.
Completed applications for all well permits should be submitted to the Water Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Well construction and sealing permit applications are normally completed by a licensed well contractor.
Monitoring and product recovery wells must be annually registered. Dakota County will mail a permit application to the responsible party.
County ordinancesCounty Ordinance 114
– Well and Water Supply ManagementCounty Ordinance 114A
– 365-Day Moratorium Prohibiting the Construction, Installation or Permitting of Specific Industrial Processing Wells